This past Friday, my mom and I came home from Spain. We had a great time there – lots of great food, sight-seeing, shopping, and relaxing. I’ve decided to break up my trip recap into three different posts based on the cities I visited: Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona. I may have taken a million and a half pictures and I plan on sharing
all of them a bunch! My vaca recap will start tomorrow… today I’m sharing a recipe!
After having delicious food in Spain (they’re crazy about ham, mayo, fish, and anything deep-fried), I’ve been trying to go back to my “usual” routine: lots of fruit and veggies, whole grains, and lean meats. Hello, delicious turkey-avocado-tomato sandwich, I’ve missed you. You too, steamed broccoli.
I’ve been doing pretty well eating healthy, but after seeing a friend’s facebook status about eating chocolate chip pancakes and bacon (yes, I’m talking about you, Stace! ) I couldn’t help but to make some pancakes for myself. I’m not a huge breakfast person, but last night just seemed perfect for breakfast-for-dinner.
The pancakes turned out amazing but unfortunately there are no pictures to capture their beauty. But trust me when I say, you gotta make these.
Whole Wheat Pancakes (with a hint of chocolate) – note: I used Skinny Taste’s recipe to get a basic idea on how to make it, but modified it significantly. See the bottom of this post for more info about my reasoning*)
2 Cups + 2 TB Nonfat Milk
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
4.5 tsp baking powder
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1.5 TB chocolate chips (all chopped up)
Mix dry ingredients together (except chocolate chips) in a medium-sized bowl. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Chop up chocolate chips so they’re smaller and chunkier (this way, more pancakes will get chocolate chips ). Add chocolate chips to mixture. Cook ‘em up on the stove top, and enjoy!
Makes 27 pancakes. Nutrition facts (per pancake): 54 calories, .75g fat, 1.18g fiber, 3.2g protein.
I loved these pancakes because they were not overly-chocolatey at all. I shared some with my dad and he said he could taste a hint of something, but couldn’t tell what it was. Guess I must have eaten the chocolate chips in that pancake…woops These will definitely be my new go-to pancake when I’m looking for some fiber & protein – and something slightly sweet!
Time to make something for lunch! I went to CrossFit with my friend Jen today, and I am ready for some food! Curious about CrossFit? Definitely try it out. Today was my first time ever doing it and I enjoyed it. Best part? A place nearby allows you to take your first class for free. Will I pursue it in the future? Probably, I just need to figure out how it will work in my schedule. I loved how it was fast-paced - you weren’t able to get “bored” with your routine. You could also really feel your muscles working, which I loved. Guess who’s gonna be sore tomorrow
and Wednesday and Thusrday…this girl! Love it- gotta love knowing you had a great workout!
Have a great day!
(*Reasons for Pancake Recipe Modifications: I cut out the sugar and vanilla she recommended because I used some chocolate chips and the chocolate protein powder, and thought it would be sweet enough. It was, especially with maple syrup drizzled over the pancakes at the end ;) I also left out the salt because I knew baking powder had sodium in it, and figured the pancakes wouldn’t miss it. Finally, I omitted the cinnamon because…I’m not the biggest fan of that spice. )